Transforming the Delivery of Care & Serving Oregonians Every Day
Long before the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandated reforms to the U.S. health care system, our state was leading the nation in providing quality, patient-centered care in our communities through its Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP), which was established in 1993.
In 2012, Oregon’s health care system evolved to a coordinated care organization (CCO) model, which transformed the way health care is delivered to our state’s most vulnerable populations. The CCO model integrated physical, mental and dental health services, and restructured the financial incentive system for performance.
In short, CCOs provide OHP members with the right care in the right place at the right time. CCOs are part of the communities they serve and have a thorough understanding of local issues, which is the foundation for providing comprehensive, wraparound services and transforming health care from the ground up.
CCOs are not just connecting patients to the care they need, but collaborating with partners on the front lines every day and constantly unveiling new programs to strengthen community health by breaking down barriers and increasing access to care to keep OHP members healthy and manage their existing health conditions.
Since the inception of CCOs, Oregon’s community-based model has proven to be successful in keeping quality up and costs down through effective management strategies (the Triple Aim), as outlined in the Oregon Health Authority’s 2016 Legislative Report Q2-Q3 released in September and its 2016 CCO Metrics Mid-Year Report.
For more information about CCOs and the Quality and Accountability Performance Metrics used to evaluate the state’s return on its investment, visit the Oregon Health Authority website.